Elizabeth: It is your turn to say something, Mr. Darcy. I talked about the
dance. Now you ought to remark on the size of the room or the number of couples.
Darcy: I'm perfectly happy to oblige. Please advise me of what you would like
most to hear?
Elizabeth: That reply will do for present. Perhaps by and by I may observe that private balls are
much pleasanter than public ones. For now, we may remain silent.
Darcy: Do you talk as a rule while dancing?
Elizabeth: No. No, I prefer to be unsociable and taciturn. Makes it all so
much more enjoyable, don't you think?
Darcy: Tell me, do you and your sisters very often walk to Meryton?
Elizabeth: Yes, we often walk to Meryton. It's a great opportunity to meet
new people. In fact when you met us, we'd just had the pleasure of forming a new
Darcy: Mr. Wickham's blessed
with such happy manners, he's sure of making friends. Whether
he's capable of retaining them is less certain.
Elizabeth: He's been so unfortunate as to lose your friendship. And I dare
say that is an irreversible event?
Darcy: It is. Why do you ask such a question?
Elizabeth: To make out your
character, Mr. Darcy.
Darcy: And what have you discovered?
Elizabeth: Very little. I hear such different accounts of you as puzzle me
Darcy: I hope to afford you more clarity in the future.
To do a service or favor for: 施恩惠于，帮助
They obliged us by arriving early. 他们的早到帮了我们一个大忙。 If you ever need help
with the babysitting, I'd be glad to oblige. 如果你需要我帮忙照顾孩子，我很愿意效劳。
2. by and by
这是一种习惯表达，意思是“不久以后；不一会儿”。在口语中和by相关的习惯用语很多，如： By and again 时常，常常 By and
large 总的来说，基本上 By the by(e) 顺便提一下
3. be blessed with
If someone is blessed with a particular good quality or skill, they have that
good quality or skill. 幸运地享有（优良品质或技巧），在……方面有福气 e.g. The two brothers both are
blessed with uncommon ability to fix things.
4. make out
If you try to make something out, you try to understand it or decide whether
or not it is true.辨认出，理解。我们来看看下面的例子： e.g. I couldn't make it out at all.
我一点也不明白。 It is hard to make out what criteria are used to judge a